Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sundays are the Best (said in Nacho Libre accent)

I would now like to award Sunday as the best day of the week.  And here are the reasons why:
1. I get to partake of the sacrament and renew my baptismal covenants.
2. I get to go and learn more about the gospel and draw closer to my Savior.
3. I just always feel refreshed and ready to take on a new week.
4. I get to email my favorite person in the whole world and it also means one day closer to receiving an email back from him.  Lets just say my family can attest that I love these emails and how as soon as I get home from work I grab some food and run down to my room to read my email!
5. My sister Sadie skypes us, so my family all gathers on one coach to talk with her.  We get to see Thomas playing baseball, making silly faces, and doing his fake laugh.  We get to see how big Lewis is getting and his little attitude.  Occasionally Daniel will pop in to say hello.  Then even when we are done, we stay on the coach and talk and laugh about everything and anything for a long time.  
6. I have to wear a dress and lets just say I love picking out my outfit.  I sometimes will be so excited to pick out a Sunday outfit I have it planned out by the middle of the week. I just always feel so beautiful getting all dressed up, doing my hair, picking out accessories, and actually putting makeup on. 

Those are the main reasons why Sunday has received the award for the best day of the week.  To top of my Sunday this week I had a little photo shoot of my favorite Sunday outfits over the past couple of months. I have this great talent of remembering what outfit I wore for past events, and I can remember my Sunday outfits over the past few months.  A few of them were outfits I wore to the temple or for other events, but here are the pictures!
This is what I wore the week I spoke in church, yep scary, pretty sure I don't need that experience again.
I love lace, so when I saw this dress I had to have it.  Yet as you can see it's not really a winter dress, but I wanted to wear it anyways.  So I paired it with brown tights, but I need something to go with the brown tights.
 That is when my mother pulled this belt out.  It is my great grandmothers.  How cool is that!  I was very proud to wear my great grandmothers belt that Sunday.  I've never met her before, because she passed away before I was born. Yet I sure have heard how she was a small lady who was lovely, but also had a lot of spunk. I think in the next life we will get along real well!
Casual, that is all I've got to say! The skirt was a great DI find though and I love when I think up a new way to wear it.
Ok so I found this blazer at the DI, and really wanted it, so I bought it.  Then I got home and realized, I didn't know what to wear it with.  Plus it totally had shoulder pads, which didn't look bad.  The thing is when I think shoulder pads I think, no way!  Well so I took the shoulder pads out and altered a few things, and I am still not exactly sure how to style it, but I tried.  If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!
Ok I actually wore this like 5 months ago, but I have loved it ever since.  So of course I had to take a picture!

 This it the best necklace in the whole world, the end.


 Look at these shoes, yeah.  Totally my sisters, she has the greatest high heels in the whole entire world.
So I made this dress, but I kind of felt like a pioneer in it all day.  Maybe because my mom did buy the fabric to make a pioneer skirt for me when I was suppose to go on the pioneer trek a few years ago, that I didn't go on because I was at nationals for jump rope.  Yet I still like it, especially since it is a maxi dress, can I say comfortable!
As you can see, this belt rocks!
It's got cheetah print on it, and I got it for only $1.  My philosophy with belts now is, if it's over like $3, it's so not worth it, you can find something cheaper!
Everything looks black, I promise the sweater is just dark green.  I even have a dark brown belt on. 

So this skirt and the blue one in the picture just above are some of my favorite skirts.  The reason why I probably like them so much is because I made them.  With my own two hands, nobody else's!

Yep another great pair of heels, and guess what they are my sister Alisa's again.  Thanks bunches, sis!

Well hope you enjoy all my outfits.  Erin these pictures are for you, so you better check this out!
Yep I sure do love everything about Sundays!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Registration, yep I know how you are feeling when you were this dreaded word!

Here are a few facts I learned from registration:
1. I have zero zip patience.  It is 6:24 in the morning and I have been able to register for one, just one of the classes I need out of the six I am registering for.  If each of them take this long I won't be able to go back to bed, because it will be time to wake up.  Look at me rant, I am just proving more and more how impatient I truly am.
2.  I feel like I am the only one who has these problems, because I am right.  I know I know, everyone else is having the exact same problems and isn't getting any of there classes either, but in my time of dire need I am deciding not to see this point.
3.  BYU-I certainly will stop your registration over super small things. For example apparently I hadn't updated my emergency contact numbers in awhile.  It took probably 20 out of the about 24 minutes mentioned above to actually get through that little situation.  I guess I count myself lucky because it could have been worse like not having been endorsed, because then that would have taken a little more time then just 20 min.  One upside to a problem like that though would be I could just go back to bed.
4.  A few semester ago I just went back to bed after having like 10 minutes of no luck, I am tempted to do that again.  I mean sleep is so much more important then getting classes anyway.
5.  Ok here is one plus, there was one class I was really worried about getting into, because there were only 2 spots, well guess who got one of those spots.  Yeah me!
6.  I think my fingers are clicker happy and have to be doing something constantly.  This is causing me great grief.  I try to only click on things once, but sometimes without even realizing it my finger reaches out and I see it click again while I am thinking nooooooooooo.  Here are the reasons why I would be a little aggravated at myself for this.  First if you click something it takes a total of a bazzillion (I know kind of a made up word, but this way you get the affect better) years to load.  Second if you click on something twice it will tell you there was an error and you have to start from the beginning anyways.  I think this point goes along with the fact that I am impatient and that I want to go back to bed.  Look how nicely everything just ties together.
7.  Ok I am starting to find the whole situation a lot more comical then it was just a few minutes ago.  I figure there isn't much I can right, so I might as well smile about it.
8.  It has now been 1 hour and  17minutes since I began registering and I am finally finishing up.  Time to go back to bed!  Night, or good morning which ever way you decide to look at it

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Temples

Today I woke up bright and early to go to the temple.  Usually I plan on spending anywhere between 1-2 hours there depending on the wait.  This morning though, there was nobody there.  It took me I think a total of 15 min to be done.  It was like the craziest thing that has ever happened to me!  Any who, I sure do love the temple and I am so grateful that I live so close to one.  During the fall semester I sure had a rough time at things, but I made a friend in one of my classes.  She would go to the temple weekly and so I was inspired to make regular temple attendance more important.  I've tried to go weekly since about December.  I certainly have seen such a huge change in my life since I've made going weekly a priority. One of the changes that I've seen the most is that I do not get as down on myself.  I am pretty critical of myself and have a very high standard for myself.  Yet when I go to the temple I become less critical of myself and just know that if I am trying to do my best the Lord sure can make up for the rest.  I am just very grateful today for the knowledge I have about the gospel and the blessing of getting to go to the temple weekly.  If you don't already go to the temple weekly, I sure advise you too.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Today Was Momentous!

Yes today was a very momentous day and a day I have been looking forward too, for about 2 months now. Are you ready to hear what it is………….I finally got to ride my new bike!  The weather has been warming up for the past few days and I have been getting quite anxious to get out and finally ride my bike, but I had two little things getting in the way called work and my snowy muddy hill.  Well I woke up bright and early this morning looked outside and saw the sun.  I immediately thought today is the day, and I don't even care if the hill is muddy, I can get a bit dirty!

Well I coerced my brother Ty into going on the bike ride with me.  We put on a billions layers, made sure we looked really cute (to impress everyone we saw out in our lovely desolate Lyman), and headed out to enjoy the sun.

Yep it was totally worth it, I love the feeling after you are done working out and after going out in the sun after a long winter.  I feel pretty darn lucky and grateful for such a wonderful life!
Here is my beloved bike, you are allowed to covet it if you'd like, I give you permission!
Do you like the leggings under the sweats, I learned from my mother.  Oh also the 90's headband might be the key item in the outfit that just brings it all together.  Remember you can't be cute when you are doing outdoor stuff and it's chilly.  It's all about the warmth, I obviously have taken my mothers advice to heart!
Look at the snowy hill in the background, I almost slipped off my bike a few times, because it was so slushy and muddy!  Oh but another momentous thing that occurred was that I was able to ride my bike all the way up my hill.  If anyone has seen that puppy, You've got to admit that is pretty impressive.  Or at least admit it, so I can continue to feel good about myself!
Let's just say I had a little fun taking pictures of me with the bike.  Since it is a momentous occasion, I've certainly got to document it by taking great pictures.  Also I am just justifying even more why it was a great idea why I switched from a fashion blog to just a normal me blog!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Weekend Get Away!

Last week I was in one of those moods where I just needed to get out of Rexburg.  I usually am quite content with Rexburg, but about once in a blue moon it's time to leave even if it is for just a day.  Well my mother suggested I road trip to Logan to visit Sadie. Without really thinking about it, I called Sadie up and it was all settled I was leaving Friday morning.  Now I know it isn't very far, but I've never driven anywhere past Idaho Falls all by myself, so I sure didn't want to adventure to far and get lost, that would have been disastrous.  So Logan was the perfect distance for me.  

Friday came and I was all settled in my little Alero with some crackers, pop tarts, carrots, and water (I know sometimes I try to be healthy, but cookies and cream pop tarts are just so good to pass up for a road trip or even just everyday!) and I had the audio book of Northanger Abbey on my Ipod, and I had a full tank of gas (this is rare). Well I certainly wasn't worried about making it there, but I have a feeling that a few members of my family were worried that I didn't know how to get there.  Well to make it clear I made it there with flying colors and had no problems!

When I pulled up to Sadie and Daniel's apartment I see Sadie and Thomas waving from the window and super anxious for their weekend visitor, which would be me!  I felt so loved!  Well we had a wonderful day where I got to watch youtube videos with Thomas, play games, eat spaghetti, talk a lot with Sadie (when we get together we talk quite a bit, it's kind of my favorite thing about us), sledding (we even used a yeti tube, that is for you Daniel), treated to a delicious dinner (Thanks Daniel, you are the best brother-in-law ever!), went grocery shopping, went hot tubbing, ate delicious caramel apple baked french toast, and had Thomas help me get all pretty for my adventure on Saturday.  
Thanks Sadie, Daniel, Thomas, and Lewis for helping me have the perfect weekend getaway from Rexburg.  It was exactly what the doctor prescribed!  I sure appreciated everything you guys did to help me have a good time.  I also admire how incredible of parents you are, I sure think Thomas and Lewis are pretty lucky fellows!  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blog Stalker!

Yesterday before my run a dear dear friend called me and we got to talk for a bit.  I told her I blog stalk her to keep updated with her life, because we kind of get separation anxiety when we don't talk to each other for a while.  She then informed me that should would stalk my blog as well, but I tend to not write things as often.  So basically this post has no other purpose other then to actually have a post, and show my dear friend Kristen that I do post occasionally!  Love you Kristen, and while I am at it I will share some of my favorite photos of Kristen, because I am jealous of her vibrant blue eyes!